How to Fish With a Rollin' Runner

by James Clark
Cast toward a calm deep spot on the water with a Rollin' Runner.

Cast toward a calm deep spot on the water with a Rollin' Runner.

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A Rollin' Runner is a deep water lure used mainly for freshwater fishing around the submerged structures where big fish hide. Part jig and part spinnerbait, this hybrid lure works with a stop-and-retrieve technique that causes it to rise and fall through the water, imitating a wounded bait fish. Work the lure slowly through the water. You won't need to crank in the Rollin' Runner like a spinnerbait near the surface. Rollin' Runners are designed to sink where the big fish lurk.

Step 1

Thread the end of your fishing line through the eyelet on the head of the Rollin' Runner. Tie the line directly to the lure.

Step 2

Cast from lake shores and riverbanks toward calm spots on the water. From a boat, release the lure straight down into the water.

Step 3

Lock your reel in the retrieve position when you feel the lure strike bottom.

Step 4

Crank the reel handle clockwise three to four rotations, then stop. Wait a second for the lure to flutter down in the water, then crank again. Repeat this pattern until you reel in the Rollin' Runner to cast again.

Tips & Warnings

  • Cast to as many spots on the water as possible to cover the area quickly. if you do not get a strike in one spot after 15 to 20 minutes, move to another location.

About the Author

James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.

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